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Elsie Ferguson (I) (1883–1961)


The great Broadway stage actress and silent film star Elsie Louise Ferguson was born on August 19, 1883 in New York City, the only child of prominent lawyer Hiram Benson Ferguson and his wife. Due to her father's wealth, hers was a privileged childhood, though she developed a penchant for socialism in her late thirties. Educated in Manhattan, Elsie... See full bio »

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Known For

Scarlet Pages
Scarlet Pages Mary Bancroft
(1930)
A Doll's House
A Doll's House Nora Helmer
(1918)
Barbary Sheep
Barbary Sheep Lady Katherine 'Kitty' Wyverne
(1917)
The Song of Songs
The Song of Songs Lily Kardos
(1918)

Filmography

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 1925 The Unknown Lover
Elaine Kent
 1922 Outcast
Miriam
 1921 Forever
Mimsi
 1921 Footlights
Lisa Parsinova / Lizzie Parsons
 1921 Sacred and Profane Love
Carlotta Peel
 1920 Lady Rose's Daughter
Julie le Breton / Lady Rose / Lady Maude
 1919 Counterfeit
Virginia Griswold
 1919 A Society Exile
Nora Shard, aka Christine
 1919 The Avalanche
Chichita / Madame Delano / Helene
 1919 The Marriage Price
Helen Tremaine
 1918 Under the Greenwood Tree
Mary Hamilton
 1918 The Spirit That Wins (Short)
Elsie
 1918 Heart of the Wilds
Jen Galbraith
 1918 The Danger Mark
Geraldine Seagrave
 1918 The Lie
Elinor Shale
 1918 Rose of the World
Rosamond English
 1917 The Rise of Jenny Cushing
Jenny Cushing
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Battle. Drama. Written by Cleveland Moffett. Savoy Theatre: 21 Dec 1908- Apr 1909 (closing date unknown/144 performances). Cast: H.B. Warner (as "Phillip"), Charles S. Abbe, Elsie Ferguson, Gerald Griffin, E.M. Holland, Wilton Lackaye (as "John J. Haggleton"), Olive McVine, Miltern Pollock, Josephine Victor, Emily Wurster. ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

All the while, the middle classes and the lower classes, people are struggling and worrying and fretting their lives away over questions of food and education for their children and the wherewithal for the essentials of life. When a man has accumulated m ore than, say, a million, the moneys made should revert back to those who have contributed to the amassment. See more »

Trivia:

She had no surviving heirs. Her will left $1,000,000 to the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY, plus various sums to Bide-A-Wee, Orphans of the Storm, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and England's the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. See more »

Nickname:

"The Aristocrat of the Screen"

Star Sign:

Leo

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